Suicide Squad (2016)

An elite team of the world’s fiercest villains are assigned to put a stop to a power driven witch in the latest DC Superhero epic ‘Suicide Squad’

Film Review

The high powers of US government recruits an assembly of infamous antiheroes in order to protect, succeeding the death of Superman. The alleged ‘Suicide Squad’ are forced into a situation of life or death, with the prospects of shortening their sentence hanging in the balance. Intended as part of the recruitment, the possessed witch Enchantress is quick to revolt against the operatives and seek resurrection of her brother and assist her plot for domination. It’s then down to the band of bad guys to ultimately put a stop to the power-driven antagonist, collaborating together their mix of contrasting abilities

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Superhero Debate

Discussing the rise and fall of ‘Dawn of Justice’ and the upcoming ‘Civil War’, in a popular debate of modern cinema.

Article/Discussion

A popular discussion topic for me of recent, is the ideology behind superhero movies. Their sudden appearance into the spotlight of film discussion and cinema critique is an interesting one to follow and become part of. My article, first written for and published with Starskify, dips briefly into Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and it’s success/downfall along with it’s comparison with the  upcoming Civil War (2016) epic.

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Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Two beloved DC heroes come together in the highly anticipated, comic adaptation of ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’

Film Review

Edit Published on Starskify.com – 6th April 2016

Zach Snyder’s provides his second rendition into the superhero world in the form of his familiar Man of Steel encountering the Caped Crusader of Gotham in a rivalry of morals and justice. Citizens of Metropolis emerge conscious of the destruction Superman has brought to their city, and are now striving for protectorship they deserve against the evil of the world. Bruce Wayne shares the concerns of the city, after witnessing the effects of the Krypton originating alien from ground level view. Wayne is fastened with a vengeance to put an end to this reckless demolition, whist Clark Kent himself is becoming more aware of an additional threat in the form of the somewhat unhinged Lex Luthor. Vast plans unfold and the two heroes are forced into confrontation and subsequently required to unite against the perils Luthor provides to the duo.

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Deadpool (2016)

The origin story of the straight-talking, humorous Marvel superhero ‘Deadpool’

Film Review

Currently involved  in mercenary pursuits, outspoken former Special Force Operative Wade Wilson lives a somewhat blissful state, meeting and falling for the enticing Vanessa, who shares a common sharp wit to the protagonist. Their dreams are subsequently altered severely after an unpredicted misfortune regarding Wade’s health, and the pair are met with demanding decisions to make. Ultimately deciding to singly sought out Ajax, a moderately disturbed and sadistic leader of rogue experiments, promising to cure Wade and provide him with new abilities beyond expectations. Contrary to foundational indications, Wade is pushed through torturous exploits, further resulting in a unnatural mutation, causing him to later possess accelerated healing capabilities. These new powers bear horrific downsides in the form of a disfigured appearance, forcing Wade to conceal himself away from what he loves most. Now, with the superhero persona of Deadpool, Wade seeks vengeance against Ajax, and the reunion with the one he loves.

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Collective Graphic Novel Reviews

Graphic novels are a interesting and diverse way of telling a narrative. There are so many themes, stories and genres that can be presented through beautiful illustrations and aesthetics that differ across various artists visions. Christmas brought me a vast amount of new graphic novels ranging from humorous fantasy to thrilling manga. Easily readable and compelling, here are some short reviews on five exceptional graphic novels I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed.

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Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life (Vol. 1) by Bryan Lee O’Malley

What it means to be be dating a high schooler, playing in a band and falling in love with a dream girl in “Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life”

Book Review

Scott Pilgrim is 23, bassist, boyfriend to a High Schooler and totally awesome. Between jobs, playing in a rock band, Scott Pilgrim’s life is pretty wholesome. When a mysterious girl roller-blades into his dreams, Scott is left bewildered, unaware of the identity of this unexplainable occurrence. Ramona Flowers is the girl who turns Scott’s awesome life upside down.

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